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					Houston Texans Ymca • Summer 2010
                                                                                          locations
                                                                                          ] SAN JACINTO               713.473.9441
                                                                                                1716 Jasmine, Pasadena, TX 77503

                                                                                          A HOUSTON TEXANS
                                                                                                YMCA                      713.748.5405
                                                                                                5220 Scott Street, Ste 105,
                                                                                                Houston, TX 77004

                                                                                          S SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY AT
                                                                                                SHADOWBEND             281.367.9622
                                                                                                6145 Shadowbend,
                                                                                                The Woodlands, TX 77381

                                                                                          26a   SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY AT
                                                                                                CREEKSIDE                281.367.9622
                                                                                                6464 Creekside Forest Drive,
                                                                                                The Woodlands, TX 77389

                                                                                          D SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY AT
                                                                                                BRANCH CROSSING        281.367.9622
                                                                                                8100 Ashlane Way,
Q ALDINE - GREENSPOINT    832.484.9622       q HUNTSVILLE                936.295.8009           The Woodlands, TX 77382
   10960 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77037           291 Hwy 75 N., Huntsville, TX 77320

W ALIEF                    281.495.9100      w YMCA INTERNATIONAL                         F T.W. DAVIS                    281.341.0791
                                                                                                911 Thompson Hwy,
    7850 Howell-Sugarland Rd.,                  SERVICES                713.339.9015            Richmond, TX 77469
    Houston, TX 77083                           6300 Westpark, Ste 600,
                                                Houston, TX 77057
E BAYTOWN                   281.427.1797                                                  G TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
                                                                                                CHILD CARE               713.747.2173
    201 YMCA Dr., Baytown, TX 77521          e KATY                   281.392.5055              5614 H. Mark Crosswell, Jr. St.,
                                                22807 Westheimer Pkwy,                          Houston, TX 77021
R CLAY ROAD                  713.467.9622       Katy, TX 77494
    10655 Clay Rd.,
    Houston, TX 77041-8755                   r LAKE HOUSTON            281.360.2500       H THELMA LEY ANDERSON
                                                                                                FAMILY                   281.585.3112
                                                2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy,                      3201 S. Hwy 35, Alvin, TX 77511
T CONROE                     936.756.9345       Kingwood, TX 77339
    10245 Owen Dr., Conroe, TX 77304
    Outside Conroe & Houston 936.441.9622    t LANGHAM CREEK               281.859.6143   J TROTTER FAMILY               713.781.1061
                                                                                                1331 Augusta Dr., Houston, TX 77057
                                                16725 Longenbaugh Drive,
Y COSSABOOM                   713.643.4396      Houston, TX 77095
                                                                                          K UPPER KIRBY EXT.           713.522.9622
    7903 S. Loop E., Houston, TX 77012                                                          3015 Richmond Ave. Ste 110,
                                           y M.D. ANDERSON            713.697.0648              Houston, TX 77098
U CYPRESS CREEK              281.469.1481    705 Cavalcade, Houston, TX 77009
  19915 S.H. 249, Houston, TX 77070
                                           u MAGNOLIA/TOMBALL 281.356.4077                L VIC COPPINGER               281.485.6805
                                                                                                2700 YMCA Dr., Pearland, TX 77581
I DOWNTOWN (TELLEPSEN) 713.659.8501          36725 FM 1774, Magnolia, TX 77355
  1600 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002
                                           i N. HARRIS COUNTY 281.444.3550                : WEEKLEY FAMILY                713.664.9622
                                                                                                7101 Stella Link Blvd,
O E. MONTGOMERY COUNTY                       17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77090                Houston, TX 77025
  EXTENSION                   281.689.2655
  16401 First St., Splendora, TX 77372     o NORTHEAST                713.633.0530
                                             7901 Tidwell Rd. @ N. Wayside,               a WENDEL D. LEY                 281.458.7777
                                                                                                15055 Wallisville Rd.,
P EDGAR A. SMITH             281.486.9622    Houston, TX 77028                                  Houston, TX 77049
  14650 Hwy 3, Webster, TX 77598
                                           p HARRIET AND JOE FOSTER                       s WEST OREM                   713.726.1606
{ FORT BEND FAMILY           281.499.9622    FAMILY YMCA              713.869.3378              5801 W. Orem Dr., Houston, TX 77085
  4433 Cartwright Rd.,                       1234 West 34th St.,
  Missouri City, TX 77459                    Houston, TX 77018
                                                                                          d WESTLAND                    713.771.8333
                                                                                                10402 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77096
} GALVESTON FAMILY 409.763.4607              [ PERRY FAMILY            281.338.9622
  3920 Ave L, Galveston, TX 77550              1700 League City Pkwy W.,
                                               League City, TX 77573                      f YMCA CAMP CULLEN              713.758.9275
                                                                                                460 Cullen Loop, Ste A,
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                                                                                                Trinity, TX 75862
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             Center Information
                                                                    The facility, located at the corner of Griggs Road
               HOUSTON TEXANS YMCA                              and Martin Luther King Blvd., will replace the old
                           5220 Scott St., Suite 105            South Central YMCA. The partnership is the first of
                             Houston, TX 77004                  its kind, making the new Houston Texans YMCA
                            Phone 713.748.5405                  the first YMCA facility in the country to be named
                             Fax 713.748.5415                   after a professional sports team.
                                                                    The partnership combines two powerful and
                              www.ymcahouston.org
                                                                influential organizations in an effort to benefit
                                                                the Greater Third Ward community by providing
          TABLE OF CONTENTS                                     programs including health and wellness, youth
          CEnTEr InForMATIon         .................    3-4   development, enrichment and recreational.
          pArTnErS CAMpAIgn        .....................    5
                                                                    The new facility is the first and most visible
                                                                result of a larger partnership between the YMCA
          progrAM MEMbErSHIp          ..................    6   and the Texans. Construction on our new Houston
          YoUTH dEvElopMEnT          ...................    7   Texans YMCA is well underway and is scheduled
          AFTErSCHool progrAMS           ...............    8   to open in December 2010.
          YoUTH SporTS      ............................    9
          TEEn progrAMMIng         .................   10-11
          SUMMEr dAY CAMp         .................    11-12
          CArIng CoMMUnITY CEnTEr           ...........    13
          ACTIvE oldEr AdUlTS        ..................    14
          volUnTEErISM       ..........................    15

            Since 1919, the South Central Family YMCA
         on Wheeler Street has long been a wellspring for
         Houston leaders and an important presence in
         the city. Behind the scenes of the turbulent 60’s,
         the South Central Family YMCA was a primary
         player in the peaceful desegregation movement.         Quentin Mease: Quentin Mease, a
         This YMCA played a prominent role in the               native of Iowa and decorated Air Force
         founding of many organizations throughout              veteran of World War II, came to work
         the city including the Houston Area Urban              for Houston YMCA in 1948. Mease was
         League, Houston Council of Human Relations,            instrumental in getting South Central
         Houston Business and Professional Men’s Club,          YMCA built in 1955 on Wheeler St.,
         Metropolitan Senior Citizen’s Club and the             across the street from the TSU campus.
         national YMCA Black Achievers program.                 Under Mease’s directorship, the South
            As another vital step in its commitment             Central YMCA became a vital center of
         to Houston’s urban communities, the YMCA               community activity.
         of Greater Houston in collaboration with the           In 1960, Quentin was considered one
         Houston Texans Foundation is undertaking a             of Houston’s most respected and
         timely quest to renew the spirit of the South          influential African Americans. Mease
         Central Family YMCA. The YMCA of Greater               was very influential in the civil rights
         Houston and the Houston Texans Foundation              movement, serving as a bridge between
         have partnered to open a new YMCA facility in          powerful people in the African American
         Houston’s Greater Third Ward community.                community and the white communities.
                                                                Mease also served as Eldrewey Stearns’
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     Center Information

                                                        Staff:
                                                        Priscilla Graham
                                                        Executive Director
                                                        priscillag@ymcahouston.org
                                                        713.748.5405
                                                        Kimberly Chretien
                                                        Program Director
                                                        kimberlyc@ymcahouston.org
                                                        713. 748.5405
Houston Texans YMCA Amenities: •
• Cardiovascular Fitness • Youth Activity Center•       Information Desk
  Center•                • Community Room•              scentralf@ymcahouston.org
• Gymnasium•             • Two Group Exercise Rooms•    713. 748.5405
• Swimming Pool•         • Playground•
• Family Spray Park•     • Pool Pavilion•
• Sport Fields•          • Locker Rooms•               Priscilla T. Graham is a results-oriented YMCA
• Teen Center•           • Family Changing Rooms•      professional employing more than 15 years of
• Quentin R. Mease       • Meeting Room                progressive accomplishments in fiscal management,
  Welcome Center•                                      program development and department
                                                       management. She began her career with the
If you would like more information                     Y after 6 years of service in the United States
or if you would like to donate to the                  Army (Gulf War Veteran) and graduated from
new Houston Texans YMCA, please call                   Texas Southern University in 1998 with a BBA in
priscilla T. graham at 713.748.5405 or                 Accounting. She moved to Houston over 15 years
priscillag@ymcahouston.org.                            ago from Austin, Texas. She is originally from
                                                       Thomasville Georgia and believes that the key to
Our Mission: our mission is to put Judeo-              her success is God, Family and Faith.
Christian principles into practice through             Center Hours:
programs that build healthy spirit, mind               Monday-Friday:10:30am-5:00pm
and body for all.                                      Saturday: Closed
Our Purpose: The Association, in                       Sunday: Closed
harmony with the YMCA national                         Summer Center Hours:
purpose, perceives itself as a Christian               Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
fellowship dedicated to improving the
                                                       Saturday: Closed
quality of life through programs and
                                                       Sunday: Closed
services which provide opportunities for
people to reach their highest potential,               Holiday Hours:
develop a positive attitude of self                    New Year’s Day: Closed
and others, appreciate good health                     Martin Luther King Day: Closed
and fitness, acquire a value system                    Good Friday: Closed
and maintain spiritual awareness that                  Easter Sunday: Closed
manifests itself in our daily lives.                   Memorial Day: Closed
Our Values: The YMCA is committed                      Fourth of July: Closed
to putting Christian principles into                   Labor Day: Closed
practice. YMCA programs, activities and                Thanksgiving Day: Closed
relationships teach and model Judeo-                   Christmas Eve: 10:30am-12:00pm
Christian values in order to strengthen                Christmas Day: Closed
kids, families and communities. Caring,                New Year’s Eve:10:30am-12:00pm
honesty, respect, responsibility, faith are            Financial Statement: We strive to turn no
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core values evident in all that we do.                 one away due to inability to pay.
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             Partners Campaign
            Together you and the YMCA fulfill an important
         part of the YMCA’s mission-building healthy spirit,
         mind, and body for all by giving our best to those
         we serve. Our partnership ensures that every
         YMCA program is a place where children feel
         safe, families come together, and communities
         grow stronger in extraordinary ways. The Houston
         Texans YMCA raises over $40,000 annually to
         support and provide financial assistance for
         programs that serve more than 24,000 young
         people, families, and Active Older Adults. Together
         you and the YMCA make available programs
         that teach skills, instill values, and builds on ethic
         of service. Our programs have a positive impact
         on people from diverse, ethnic, religious and            2009 Facts and Figures
         economic backgrounds. The collective impact of           • 24,321 youth and adults were engaged in character
         our efforts is stronger individuals and communities.       development programs
                                                                  • 2,357 children participated in licensed after school
         How Can I Help? now, more than                             child care programs
         ever the YMCA needs your support.                        • 1,603 boys and girls participated in summer day camp
         The money raised in our annual                             and holiday camps
         partners Campaign helps support the                      • 1,344 youth learned values like fair play and good
         growing scholarship need right here                        sportsmanship in youth sports
         in our neighborhood. Your personal                       • 980 seniors participated in our active older adult
                                                                    program helping them with their independence
         contribution will enable the Houston                     • 1,972 teens participated in special events, holiday
         Texans YMCA to support and expand                          programs and service learning projects through our
         opportunities that ensure all individuals                  Achievers and G.I.R.L.S. programs
         regardless of their ability to pay, can                  • We raised $30,000 in 2009 to provide financial
         participate in YMCA programs.                              assistance to the community we serve
         Your gift helps children, families and                   Thank You to our 2010 Donors!
         communities grow stronger in spirit,                     Benefactor $5,000+
         mind and body!                                           Houston Texans Foundation
         How Your Gift Changes Lives! Some of                     Houston Texans Foundation
         the benefits of YMCA programs are                        (Whataburger Texans Community Player of
         obvious, but just as important are the                   the Month- Mike Brisiel #65)
         not-so-obvious life skills that are being                Houston Texans Foundation (Reliant
         learned at the same time. For example,                   Energy Dash Program-Andre Johnson #80)
         caring staff members do more than just
         teach sports. They teach our important                   Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable
         core values and encourage everyone                       Foundation
         to achieve his or her personal best and                  Chairman’s Round Table $2,500+
         overcome challenges.                                     bMC Software Inc.
         All programs offered at the YMCA help                    Yates High School
         support our mission “To out Judeo-                       Grand Club $1,000+
         Christian principles into practice through               Holman Street baptist Church
         programs that build healthy spirit, mind                 priscilla T. graham
         and body for all.                                        Mrs. Janice Walker
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     Program Membership




   The YMCA is a membership organization. To         Accidents: Contact a YMCA staff person
register for programs, participants must be either   immediately if there is an accident,
Facility Members or Program Members. Program         injury or unusual incident. We are here
Memberships are $30 and cover your entire            to assist you.
household for a year.
                                                     Smoking Policy: Smoking or using
Open Doors Financial Assistance: The                 tobacco products is not permitted
YMCA is community-based and believes                 anywhere in the facility or on the
that its programs and services should be             grounds of the YMCA.
available to everyone regardless of age,
                                                     Disciplinary Action: The YMCA has the
background, ability or income. That’s
                                                     right to suspend or cancel membership
why the YMCA offers an opEn doorS
                                                     services if a member’s behavior or
program, a sliding fee scale that is
                                                     language is judged to be in conflict with
designed to fit your individual financial
                                                     the welfare of other members or staff,
situation.
                                                     or in conflict with the YMCA’s purpose.
Pricing: All prices are subject to change.
                                                     Comments & Suggestions: This is
How to Register for YMCA Programs: •                 your YMCA; make your concerns
on-line at www.ymcahouston.org.                      and comments known! We pledge
In person.                                           to acknowledge each comment and
Refund Policy: program fees are not                  respond appropriately.
refunded after a program begins, but
may be credited to another program
providing the request is made prior to
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the second class meeting.
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             Youth Development

             Through programs that give youth and teens
         opportunities to gain leadership skills, core values
         and an ethic of service, the YMCA helps young
         people make wise and healthy choices. Following
         the Search Institute’s Developmental Asset Model,
         all YMCA programs provide youth the building
         blocks necessary to become productive and caring
         adults. According to the Search Institute’s research,
         the more assets young people have, the less likely      Xercise 4 Life: The Xercise 4 life program
         they are to engage in high-risk behaviors. Under        is designed to provide a safe place for
         the guidance of caring adults, youth learn fair play    young people to learn, socialize and get
         and positive communication and develop a spirit of      help when they need it during out-of-
         cooperation-all skills that are needed to succeed.      school time. Funding from the YMCA of
                                                                 greater Houston’s partners Allocation
         4 Life: 4 life is a YMCA community-based                grant program allows us to expand
         health and wellness outreach initiative                 existing programs at one of Houston’s
         in collaboration with HEb, Toro, and                    most impoverished areas of the inner
         Houston Texans’ dietitian, roberta                      city, Cuney Homes Apartments. It also
         Anding. It is designed to introduce                     assists us in developing new programs
         young people to good dietary practices,                 and introduce healthy lifestyles/
         the importance of being physically fit,                 alternatives to school age youth at
         and ways to manage stress effectively.                  Cullen Middle School and Whidby
         The 4 life program uses the asset                       Elementary.
         approach and philosophy “All kids                       Rising Stars: The rising Stars program
         are our kids” as a way to enhance                       is designed to provide educational and
         programming and activities to help in                   technology opportunities for inner city
         the development of a young person’s                     youth in Houston’s Third Ward. Young
         character and provide education and                     people have the opportunity to gain
         activities that reinforce the value of                  leadership skills, core values and key 21st
         physical fitness and healthy living. The                century skills such as critical thinking,
         program consists of three components-                   creativity, teamwork, technology,
         physical exercise, sports techniques,                   communication, self-direction and cross
         proper nutrition and diet.                              cultural understanding to help them
                                                                 grow and develop socially, emotionally,
                                                                 physically and intellectually. The
                                                                 program is funded through a grant from
                                                                 the YMCA of greater Houston partners
                                                                 Allocation grant program.
                                                                 E4L.2: The YMCA of greater Houston’s
                                                                 partners Allocation grant funding allows
                                                                 the Houston Texans YMCA to continue
                                                                 and expand existing programs in Fifth
                                                                 Ward plus introduce healthy lifestyles/
                                                                 alternatives to meet the needs of a
                                                                 population that lacks access to youth
                                                                 development programs, as well as social
                                                                 activities, because of limited financial
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                                                                 resources or lack of transportation.
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     AfterSchool Programs




                                                     Middle School AfterSchool: Through
                                                     programs that give youth opportunities
                                                     to gain leadership skills, core values
                                                     and an ethic of service, the YMCA helps
                                                     young people make wise and healthy
                                                     choices. Under the guidance of caring
                                                     adults, pre-teens learn fair play and
(N.C.I. Worksource Accepted)                         positive communication and develop
   Once a child reaches school age, multiple         a spirit of cooperation-all skills that
influences enter his or her life. YMCA AfterSchool   are needed to succeed. Middle School
ensures that the time after school is occupied       programs are for students in grades
creatively and constructively. Our AfterSchool       between elementary and high school.
programs are offered in partnership with area        programs are held at Holland and Cullen
school districts and various other organizations,    Middle Schools.
offering after-school care in more than 250
locations.
   Children participate in a balanced program of
open play and structured activities while being
supervised by well-trained and caring staff.
Children get involved in a variety of learning
centers in addition to program components such
as recreation, health enhancement, arts and
humanities programs, nutritional snacks, service
learning, character development and homework
assistance.
                                                                       YMCA AfterSchool
   YMCA AfterSchool ensures that children are                 Affordable, quality care for your child
given a unique mix of blocks that teaches children                 during the after school hours.
how to make positive and intelligent decisions
throughout life.                                        When your kids experience YMCA AfterSchool,
   For more information, stop by or call us at           they discover something new every day...like
713.748.5405.                                            caring staff role-modeling positive values, the
Elementary AfterSchool Locations:                       confidence that comes with trying new creative
                                                       and constructive activities, and the importance of
Ages: 5-12
                                                                healthy, long-lasting friendships.
Session: Academic school year
Days of Care: Monday-Friday
Time of Care: School dismissal-6:00pm
Locations: law Elementary, port Houston
Elementary, Whidby Elementary and                     Go to YAfterSchool.org to enroll your child today.
pleasantville Elementary                                   YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice
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Fees: vary according to schools                          through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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             Youth Sports

            The YMCA believes that youth sports programs
         encourage and promote healthy and strong kids,
         families and communities by placing a priority
         on family involvement, healthy competition
         rather than rivalry, the value of participation
         over winning, team building as well as individual
         development, a positive self-image and a sense
         of fair play and mutual respect for others. Caring
         adult coaches and volunteers create an asset-rich
         environment in which children learn and practice
         the core values of responsibility, honesty, respect,
         faith and caring. Contact: Kim Chretien, Program
         Director, 713.748.5405



                                                                Flag Football:
                                                                Ages: 4-14
                                                                Session Dates: April 5-May 17
                                                                Registration: March 22-April 1
                                                                Coaches Meeting: March 29, 6:30pm
                                                                Practice: Weekdays, 4:30pm and 5:30pm
                                                                Practice Locations: law Elementary,
                                                                pleasantville Elementary and
                                                                boys & girls Club
                                                                Game Day: Weekdays
                                                                Game Locations: law Elementary,
                                                                pleasantville Elementary and boys & girls
                                                                Club
                                                                Facility Member: FrEE
                                                                Program Member: FrEE
                                                                Basketball:
                                                                Ages: 4-14
                                                                Session Dates: June 1-July 16
                                                                Registration: April 1-May 28
                                                                Parents Meeting: May 26, 6:30pm
                                                                Practice: Weekdays, 2:30pm and 4:30pm
                                                                Practice Location: Judson robinson
                                                                Community Center
                                                                Game Day: Weekdays
                                                                Game Locations: Judson robinson
                                                                Community Center
                                                                Facility Member: $30
                                                                Program Member: $40
                                                                All participants must be enrolled in summer
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      Teen Programming
                                                      Minority Achievers: A national program
                                                      serving minorities in 350 YMCAs across
                                                      the country, the Achievers program was
                                                      structured in 1971 at new York’s Harlem
                                                      YMCA by dr. leo Marsh. dr. Marsh had
                                                      worked on the national YMCA staff and
                                                      expanded the Achievers program while
                                                      serving as a financial consultant with the
                                                      YMCA of greater new York.
                                                      Mr. Quentin Mease, then Executive
                                                      Secretary for the South Central YMCA
                                                      of Houston, founded the program in
                                                      1969 and conducted the program as part
                                                      of South Central Annual meeting and
   There are many distractions that compete for       Century Club dinner.
the attention of our youth today. It’s important
                                                      Mr. Marsh learned of the program from
that the messages they hear are coming from
                                                      mutual friend, percy Sutton, who told
positive sources. All young people, regardless of
                                                      him about the program after being the
economic, geographic, ethnic, gender or religious
                                                      guest speaker. Hence, the modern day
background face choices that can positively or
                                                      Achievers program was born. After Mr.
negatively influence their futures. The YMCA
                                                      Mease retired from the South Central
wants teens and families to know there is a way
                                                      branch in 1975, he continued the
for youth to reach new heights, and is committed
                                                      program through a newly established
to programs for older youth and teens that offer
                                                      non-profit that he founded called The
character development, citizenship, leadership and
                                                      Human Enrichment of life program
service programs in collaboration with local school
                                                      (HElp). In 1997, twenty-two years later,
districts and other community organizations.
                                                      the YMCA of the greater Houston Area
   Contact Richard Pearson at 713.748.5405 for
                                                      resumed administration of the program
additional information.
                                                      via the South Central YMCA after HElp
G.I.R.L.S.: YMCA g.I.r.l.S (girls In real             was dissolved.
life Situations) programs provide
                                                      The central purpose of the program is
structured fun, educational and self-
                                                      to help older youth and teens develop
exploration sessions led by strong,
                                                      a positive sense of self and to set high
positive role models to adolescent girls
                                                      educational and career goals.
which promote character development,
self-determination and positive life                  Grades: High School (9-12)
choices.                                              Session: Academic school year
                                                      Registration: ongoing
Grades: 4-8
                                                      Meetings: Weekly
Session: Academic school year
                                                      Locations: Houston Texans YMCA and
Registration: ongoing
                                                      Yates High School
Meetings: Weekly
Locations: reynolds Elementary,                       Facility Member: $10/month
blackshear Elementary, pleasantville                  Program Member: $10/month
Elementary, Whidby Elementary and port
Houston Elementary
Facility Member: FrEE
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Program Member: FrEE
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              Teen Programming

         Youth and Government: building our                                 program that involve the judicial
         Future Citizens. The State Youth and                               arm of the government and offer
         government program, which began                                    an opportunity for young people to
         in new York in 1936, is held in 37                                 participate in print and video media.
         states involving more than 53,000                                  Session: Academic school year
         student participants. The students learn                           Registration: ongoing
         the democratic process by actually                                 Meetings: Weekly
         participating in many aspects of state                             Locations: Houston Texans YMCA and
         government. They research and write                                Yates High School
         bills, debate issues, vote on proposals,
                                                                            Facility Member: $365 annual program
         participate in committees, run for office
                                                                            fee plus $10/month
         and hear judicial cases.                                           Program Member: $365 annual program
         There are additional aspects of the                                fee plus $10/month


              Summer Day Camp
             A world of discovery awaits! YMCA Day Camp is designed
         with a wide range of activities guaranteed to expand your
         child’s horizons. All offered in a safe and exciting environment
         where your kids can have fun, meet new friends and make
         memories to last a lifetime. All camp programs emphasize the
         YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility
         and faith with camp staff and fellow participants. For more
         information contact Kimberly Chretien at 713.748-5405 or
         email kimberlyc@ymcahouston.org.
         Session Dates: June 1-Aug 1
         Registration: March 1-July 22
         Facility Hours: 6:30am-6:00pm                                      Summer Day Camp (Age 6-8): YMCA
         Facility Location: Judson robinson                                 day Camping... real. big. Fun! We have
         Community Center, 2020 Herman drive                                planned a great summer of fun, friends
                                                                            and life-long memories for that 6-to-8-
         Summer Day Camp (Age 5/under): YMCA
                                                                            year-old camper of yours!
         day Camping ... real. big. Fun! We’ve
         planned a summer of fun , friends                                  6-8 year olds are energetic, eager to
         and life-long memories for that young                              learn and they love to make new friends.
         camper of yours!                                                   YMCA summer camps allow them to
         Children age 5 are full of energy. They                            grow and learn. devotions, science
         like to try new things, listen to stories,                         activities, group and team games,
         play in the world of make believe, and                             swimming, arts and crafts, and skits in
         enjoy their friends. We offer these                                an outdoor environment will insure an
         youngsters the opportunity to learn new                            action-packed day of fun for your 6-8
         games, create fun arts & crafts projects,                          year old. our staff is trained in Cpr/First
         play games without worrying about the                              Aid, Child Abuse Awareness, and most
         rules, and participate in group activities                         important is here to meet the needs of
         that encourage the development of                                  your child.
         social skills.
                                                                            our camps have weekly themes in which
         Children age 5 will also have a rest time                          the activities of the week focus on the
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     Summer Day Camp
                                           Campers will be exposed to the
                                           YMCA’s core values, enrichment topics,
                                           group work, and their community
                                           while enhancing their leadership,
                                           communication and relationship building
                                           skills. Here, teens will have a voice in
                                           creating an atmosphere for learning,
                                           fun, and giving back to the community.
                                           YMCA Teen Camp gives them an
                                           alternative to just staying home or
                                           “hanging out” unsupervised. It shows
Summer Day Camp (Age 9-12): YMCA           teens that it is oK to still be a kid and
day Camping... real. big. Fun! We’ve       to be involved in positive organizations
planned a great summer of fun, friends     at an age where peer pressure is strong.
and life-long memories for that 9-to-12-   At the same time, the program fosters
year-old camper of yours!                  leadership development by giving
                                           participants the opportunity to help
9-12 year olds are learning to be
                                           with decision making, planning, activity
organized, and they tend to be
                                           coordinating and just being able to
competitive and adventurous. They are
                                           comment on events throughout the day.
beginning to be self-conscious about
how they look and seek approval from       Each summer, our day Camps feature
the adults in their world.                 weekly themes focused on lots of FUn
                                           thematic activities!
YMCA summer camps give them
opportunities to grow and learn.           YMCA C.I.T Program (Age 15+): The
devotions, science activities, group and   YMCA’s Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.)
team games, swimming, arts and crafts,     program gives highly motivated teens
and skits in an outdoor environment will   ages 15-17 the opportunity to learn the
provide an action-packed day of fun for    skills necessary to be an effective day
your 9-12 year-old. our staff is trained   camp counselor. The program teaches
in Cpr/First Aid, Child Abuse Awareness,   them the qualifications to become
and most important is here to help meet    a camp counselor by shadowing our
the needs of your child.                   counselors and helping out with games,
                                           activities and all of the fun that goes on
our camps have weekly themes in which
                                           at the YMCA Summer Camp!
the activities of the week focus on the
fun theme!                                 They spend time with their peers and
                                           mentor younger kids as well. The C.I.T.
Summer Teen Camp (Age 12-14):
                                           program helps further develop their
Expanding Horizons! We’ve planned a
                                           leadership and communication skills,
great summer of fun, friends and life-
                                           as well as let them gain experience
long memories for that 12-to-14-year-old
                                           in planning and leading activities for
camper of yours!
                                           campers. This is an excellent opportunity
Teens have the opportunity to work in      for those teens that have grown up
peer groups and explore various topics     through the YMCA summer camp
of interest in the Teen Camp program.      program as well as for teens interested
Emphasis is placed on character            in working with children.
development along with building
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healthy, supportive relationships.
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             Caring Community Center




             The YMCA Caring Community Centers vision
         is to transform apartment complexes into
         “communities of caring” in which children thrive
         and feel a sense of belonging and where all
         children, in these programs, believe that they
         “belong” to the YMCA located within their
         apartment complex.
             This model is based upon building a YMCA
         program presence within an individual apartment
         community and providing a standardized set of
         programs for the residents.
                                                                Cuney Homes Apartment: The Houston
             It requires, at minimum, an in-kind contribution
                                                                Texans YMCA currently operates a
         of program facility/space for the local YMCA from
                                                                caring community center at Cuney
         the apartment owner. Financial support from our
                                                                Homes Apartments. Cuney Homes is
         generous donors help us provide these much-
                                                                a federally funded, low-rent public
         needed services.
                                                                Housing program that was the first
             Will you consider making a tax-deductable
                                                                development opened by the Housing
         donation?
                                                                Authority in 1938. It is located directly
                                                                across from Texas Southern University
                                                                (TSU) in Houston’s historic Third Ward
                                                                community. This apartment complex
                                                                is named for norris Wright Cuney, a
                                                                prominent African American leader in
                                                                Texas during the late 1800s.
                                                                Cuney Homes Apartment
                                                                3260 Truxillo
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                                                                Houston, Texas 77044
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      Active Older Adults




                                                        SilverSneakers®: SilverSneakers® is
                                                        a preventative exercise program that
                                                        enhances the quality of life for mature
                                                        adults across the country. one of the
                                                        largest senior-focused exercise programs
                                                        in the United States, this partnership
                                                        between HCd and HMos allows
                                                        Medicare-eligible members of these
                                                        health plans to participate in YMCA
                                                        programs at no additional cost.
                                                        Active older Adults participating in
                                                        our AoA program located at Cuney
                                                        Homes apartments participate in
                                                        the SilverSneakers® program at the
                                                        downtown YMCA on Tuesdays and
                                                        Thursdays of each week. Transportation
                                                        provided by the YMCA.
                                                        Excursions: Come join the fun on one
   We have many programs and activities that            of our outings! We visit fun places
are just right for seniors. From social activities to   where we can learn something new, do
special health and wellness programs, you will          something crazy, or have fun shopping.
surely find something that meets your needs.            Most trips leave the YMCA between
   One of our most popular seniors activities           8:00am-9:00am and return before
is Movie Day. Transportation provided by the            4:00pm.
Houston Texans YMCA on Tuesdays to Edwards              Ages: 50+
Theater.
                                                        Fees: Will vary with each trip
Monthly Luncheons: Come join us for
lunch every third Wednesday of the
month. This is a great opportunity
to meet and share a great lunch and
stimulating conversation!
Location: Cuney Homes Apartments
Community Center
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
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Fees: FrEE
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             Volunteerism

            Volunteers are the heart of the YMCA and that      Work With Us! We seek people who are
         is why the YMCA is at the heart of the community.     interested in people and want to make
         When you volunteer, you are part of a not-for-        a difference. At the YMCA, we get the
         profit organization that builds strong kids, strong   job done through professional staff
         families and strong communities.                      members who are carefully selected
            Your time and talent will translate into helping   for their interests, experiences and
         a child, mentoring a teen or providing support for    enthusiasm.
         families. You can help create a safe, healthy and
         caring environment that will nurture all people,      The YMCA is more than a job; it’s a
         helping them to become successful members             career! The Y has a wide-reaching
         of our community. Program volunteers help as          system of training and development
         instructors or coach aides.                           opportunities. With 150 years of
            Support volunteers work in the office, front       experience, the YMCA knows that its
         desk or around the grounds. Fund-raising              mission is achieved one person at a time
         volunteers raise funds through our campaigns          carried out in the hearts and hands of
         (annual, capital, special or sustaining), work on     each caring and skillful staff member. A
         endowment development, work at/run special            career with the YMCA will allow you to
         events.                                               take home the smile you get from all the
            Volunteers are essential to the YMCA. If you       wonderful experiences you’ll have!
         would like to volunteer, contact the Houston
         Texans YMCA at 713.748.5405.
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